Global Connect

From May 22 to June 1, we explored international cooperation together with youth participants 18 to 24 years of age through themes of sustainability, gender equality, and a range of local/global issues—right here in Alberta!

We partner with our members and other projects and initiatives through dialogue and practical hands-on learning. Over the summer and into the fall, Global Connect participants implemented public engagement activities by opening up conversations around some of the lessons learned throughout the Global Connect experience.

Keep your eye out for our next Global Connect program running in Spring 2025!

If you have questions about the this program, please contact ACGC’s Global Citizenship Education Lead, Wajed El-Halabi, at or, or call 780-988-0200.

Past Programs

ACGC has been running youth experiential learning programs since 2010, previously called the ‘Change Your World Youth Leadership Program’.  

In the past, youth travelled internationally to visit international development projects run collaboratively by ACGC’s partner organizations. Beginning last year, with limits on international travel, we started taking a new approach!

Past Global Connect Site Visits:

See videos from past years here.

About ACGC

The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) is a coalition organization with over 40 members focused on sustainable development and global citizenship. We aim to mobilize Albertans (like you!) to become more active global citizens engaged in sustainable development and gender equality, especially through increasing awareness, sharing knowledge, and strengthening connections to mobilize for global issues. 

Our values include respect, inclusiveness, equality, empowerment, human rights, collaboration, accountability, transparency, sustainability, and mutual learning.